Steam Winter Sale 2022 – Get ready for the best JRPG and gaming deals of the winter season

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Written By Antoine Clerc-Renaud

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The Steam Winter Sale is an annual sale event held by the digital distribution platform Steam, owned by Valve Corporation. During the sale, a wide variety of games, software, and other digital content are offered at discounted prices.

The Steam Winter Sale typically runs for a few weeks in the winter, and it is a popular event among gamers and software enthusiasts who are looking to purchase new games or software at discounted prices.

The Steam Winter Sale is known for offering deep discounts on a wide range of products, and it is often accompanied by special promotions and events. Many gamers and software enthusiasts look forward to the Steam Winter Sale each year as a way to add new games and software to their collections at a discounted price.

What are the best JRPG available for Steam Winter Sale 2022?

To celebrate 2022 and the end of the year, Steam has a lot of incredible games and JRPGs discounted for the occasion.

From Final Fantasy VII Remake to the Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel and from Brigandine Legend of Runersia to Dark Souls III, from indie games and budget games to AAA blockbuster games you’re guaranteed to find something you like with thanks to the great gaming deal.

As a matter of fact, it’s thousands of games (including 1,398 JRPGs according to Steam) that are discounted for this time period. This is therefore the perfect time to indulge yourself with some great games. You will have a wonderful time this holiday season.

Oh, did we mention that all the JRPGs of our selection are Verified on Steam Deck? That’s right, each and every one of the games on this list is curated for desktop, laptop as well as Steam Deck players. 

Here are some of the best JRPG deals in the Steam Winter Sale 2022

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake is a reimagining of the classic role-playing game Final Fantasy VII, which was originally released for the PlayStation in 1997. Developed and published by Square Enix, the remake was released for the PlayStation 4 in 2020. The game follows the story of Cloud Strife, a mercenary who joins the eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE in their quest to save the planet from the megacorporation Shinra and the rogue super soldier Sephiroth.

Final Fantasy VII Remake features updated graphics and gameplay mechanics, as well as expanded story elements not present in the original version. Final Fantasy VII Remake received critical acclaim upon release, with praise for its updated graphics, gameplay, and story. And if you like the universe, you can try out Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, a prequel starring Zack Fair as the main character.

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Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 Royal is an expanded version of the original Persona 5, a role-playing game developed by Atlus and published by Deep Silver. It was released for the PlayStation 4 in 2020. The game follows the story of a group of high school students who discover that they have the ability to enter a realm called the Metaverse, where they can confront the distorted desires of adults and change their hearts.

Persona 5 Royal adds new characters, story elements, and gameplay features to the original game, including a new school term, new Personas, and new abilities. It also includes a new Phantom Thief member named Kasumi Yoshizawa. Persona 5 Royal received critical acclaim upon release, with praise for its improved gameplay and expanded content.

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Elden Ring

Elden Ring is an action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco. It was released in February 2022 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

In Elden Ring, players take on the role of a maiden-less Tarnished, a silent protagonist (like in the all-time classic Chrono Trigger) who is looking for the Elden Ring in the Lands Between. During their journey, they will encounter various enemies and travel in a vast open world full of traps and wonders. The world was imagined by acclaimed writer, author, and novelist George R.R. Martin (A Song of Fire and Ice, Game of Thrones).

Elden Ring plays like the Dark Souls series or Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice also developed by FromSoftware. It features the same unforgiving difficulty and for the first time a jump button. Players can not only interact with each other with messages (that are sometimes lies) but they can also invade one another and fight to the death to get numerous items.

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Triangle Strategy

Triangle Strategy is an innovative tactical role-playing game developed by Square Enix. Set in the war-torn nation of Norzelia, the game follows a group of negotiators as they attempt to restore peace to the country. It features an engaging combat system that requires players to plan their moves carefully in order to succeed.

Triangle Strategy also has a compelling story that focuses on the political machinations of the warring nations. With its unique blend of tactical gameplay and narrative, Triangle Strategy is sure to provide an unforgettable experience for RPG fans.

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Tactics Ogre: Reborn

Tactics Ogre: Reborn is a tactical role-playing game developed by Quest and published by Square Enix. It was originally released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1995, and was later rereleased for the PlayStation Portable in 2010 as Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. Tactics Ogre: Reborn is the last iteration and is a remastered release of the PSP game with no additional content.

In Tactics Ogre: Reborn, players take on the role of Denim Powell, the leader of a group of mercenaries who are caught in the middle of a war between various factions. The game features a turn-based combat system in which players must strategically position their units and use their abilities to defeat enemies on a grid-based battlefield.

Tactics Ogre: Reborn is known for its complex and branching storyline, which allows players to make choices that affect the course of the story and the relationships between characters. The game also features a deep character customization system, in which players can choose from a variety of classes and skills to build their party.

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Eastward

Eastward is a role-playing game developed by Pixpil Games and published by Chucklefish. It was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Nintendo Switch in 2020. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where players control John, a miner who discovers a young girl named Sam while on a job. Together, they embark on a journey to find a place called “Eastward,” which is said to be a safe haven.

Eastward features a mix of 2D and 3D graphics and allows players to explore a variety of environments, solve puzzles, and battle enemies using a variety of weapons and abilities. It also includes a “Choice System” that allows players to make decisions that affect the story and relationships with other characters. Eastward received generally positive reviews upon release, with praise for its charming characters and engaging gameplay.

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Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster

The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series brings the classic Final Fantasy games to life with completely new graphics and audio. These remasters feature redone 2D pixel graphics, rearranged soundtracks, modernized UI, and other extras, including a new map system and character boosters.

The games also feature brand new content such as additional cutscenes, new characters, and secret dungeons. With its faithful recreation of the classic games and updated features, the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series is a must-play for any fan of the franchise.

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I am Setsuna

I am Setsuna is a role-playing game developed by Tokyo RPG Factory and published by Square Enix. It was released for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Microsoft Windows in 2016. The game is set in a world where the ritual of the “eternal winter” is practiced to appease a demon and follows the story of Setsuna, a young woman who has been chosen as the sacrifice for the next ritual.

I am Setsuna features a traditional turn-based combat system and a “Momentum Turn Battle” system that allows players to build up their attack power as they land successive hits on enemies. It also includes a “Sorrow System” that allows players to experience the emotions of the characters as they progress through the story. I am Setsuna received generally positive reviews upon release, with praise for its nostalgic style and emotional story.

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Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered is a role-playing game developed by Level-5 and published by Namco Bandai Games. It was released for the PlayStation 3 in 2011 and later rereleased for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in 2019. The game is set in a fantasy world and follows the story of Oliver, a young boy who sets out on a journey to another world to save his mother’s life.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch features a turn-based combat system and allows players to control a variety of magical creatures called “Familiars” in battle. It also includes a “Tactic Tweaker” system that allows players to customize the AI behavior of their party members. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch received critical acclaim upon release, with praise for its beautiful graphics, engaging gameplay, and emotional story.

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Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a role-playing game developed by Level-5 and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It was released for the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows in 2018. The game follows the story of Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, a young king who is ousted from his kingdom and sets out on a journey to reclaim his throne and build a new kingdom where all are welcome.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom features real-time combat and allows players to recruit and control a variety of creatures known as “Higgledies” in battle. It also includes a kingdom-building system in which players can develop Evan’s new kingdom by completing quests and engaging in various activities. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom received generally positive reviews upon release, with praise for its charming story and characters and engaging gameplay.

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Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is an action role-playing game developed by Nihon Falcom and published by NIS America. It was released for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2017. The game follows the story of Adol Christin, a seasoned adventurer who becomes stranded on a deserted island with a group of survivors. As they try to find a way to escape, Adol begins to have strange dreams about a mysterious woman named Dana, who seems to be connected to the island in some way.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana features fast-paced action gameplay, in which players control Adol and other party members as they battle enemies and explore the island. It also includes a base-building system in which players can gather resources and recruit new party members to help them in their journey. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana received generally positive reviews upon release, with praise for its engaging combat and intriguing story.

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Disgaea 5 Complete

Disgaea 5 Complete is a strategy role-playing game developed and published by Nippon Ichi Software. It was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2017. The game is set in a fantasy world called the Netherworld, where players control a demon named Killia as he seeks to overthrow the evil Overlord Void Dark and his army of Lost.

Disgaea 5 Complete features a turn-based combat system and allows players to customize and power up their characters using a variety of abilities and equipment. It also includes a “Character World” system that allows players to visit other characters’ unique worlds and recruit them to their party. Disgaea 5 Complete received generally positive reviews upon release, with praise for its deep strategic gameplay and humorous characters.

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Langrisser I & II

Langrisser I & II is a remastered compilation of the classic tactical role-playing games Langrisser I and Langrisser II, which were originally released in the 1990s. Developed by Chara-Ani and published by NIS America, the compilation was released for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2019. The games are set in a fantasy world where players control a group of heroes as they navigate a series of wars and conflicts.

Langrisser I & II features a turn-based combat system and allows players to recruit and customize a variety of units and heroes. It also includes branching storylines and multiple endings depending on the player’s choices. Langrisser I & II received generally positive reviews upon release, with praise for its updated graphics and gameplay mechanics.

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Tales of Symphonia

Tales of Symphonia is a role-playing game developed by Namco Tales Studio and published by Namco. It was released for the GameCube in 2003 and later rereleased for the PlayStation 2 in 2004. The game is set in a fantasy world where players control Lloyd Irving, a young swordsman who sets out on a journey to save the world from a mysterious illness known as the Desian Curse.

Tales of Symphonia features a real-time combat system and allows players to customize and upgrade their characters with a variety of abilities and equipment. It also includes a “Support System” that allows players to form relationships with party members, affecting gameplay and story elements. Tales of Symphonia received generally positive reviews upon release, with praise for its engaging combat and emotional story.

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Legend of Mana

Legend of Mana is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix). It was released for the PlayStation in 1999. The game is set in a fantasy world and follows the story of a hero or heroine who is tasked with restoring the Mana Tree, a tree that is said to be the source of all life in the world.

Legend of Mana features a real-time combat system and allows players to customize and upgrade their characters with a variety of abilities and equipment. It also includes a “Land Make” system that allows players to shape the world by completing quests and unlocking new areas. Legend of Mana received generally positive reviews upon release, with praise for its beautiful graphics and engaging gameplay.

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Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure

Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure is a popular tactical role-playing video game developed by Nippon Ichi Software for the PlayStation. It follows the story of Cornet, a young girl who is destined to save the world from destruction. Along her journey, she is joined by a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique skills and abilities.

The game features a unique battle system that combines elements of both real-time and turn-based combat. Players must use strategy and tactics to defeat powerful enemies and progress through the game. With its unique and memorable characters, enchanting soundtrack, and charming visuals, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure is a timeless classic that will appeal to fans of all ages.

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is a role-playing game set in the Erebonian Empire, following the story of Rean Schwarzer and his classmates as they become embroiled in a conflict between the Empire and the neighboring nation of Calvard.

The game features a turn-based combat system and a “Link System” that allows characters to develop relationships with each other, affecting gameplay and story elements. It was released for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in 2013, and later released for Microsoft Windows in 2017 and for the Nintendo Switch in 2021.

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Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia

Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia is a strategy role-playing video game developed by Happinet and published by NIS America. It was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2020. The game is set in the fantasy world of Runersia, where players take control of one of six nations and lead their armies in battles to conquer the continent.

Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia features a turn-based combat system and allows players to customize and upgrade their armies with a variety of units and equipment. Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia received generally positive reviews upon release, with praise for its deep strategic gameplay and customizable armies.

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Other great JRPG deals during the Steam Winter Sale 2022
  1. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
  2. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  3. Dragon Quest Builders 2
  4. Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
  5. Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX
  6. Octopath Traveler
  7. Yakuza Like a Dragon
  8. Valkyria Chronicles 4 Complete Edition
  9. Ys: Memories of Celceta
  10. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd
  11. Tales of Berseria
  12. Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker
  13. CrossCode: A New Home
  14. NieR Replicant™ ver.1.22474487139…
  15. Final Fantasy XV WIndows Edition
  16. Tales of Zestiria
  17. Bravely Default II
  18. Chrono Trigger

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